About the Hastings & District Geological Society

The Hastings and District Geological Society was founded in 1992 by Ken Brooks, a well-known local tutor who has been teaching courses and leading field trips on geology and palaeontology in the Hastings area for some time. The creation of the Society brought together a number of his students as well as other local people with interests ranging the whole spectrum of earth sciences. In addition to Ken Brooks, the original committee included currently active members John Boryer and Jim Priestley.

The Society is affiliated to the Geologists' Association and is fortunate to have as its President, Professor David Price of the Department of Earth Sciences, University College London. A feature of the Society's programme is David's annual lecture, usually delivered in November. The Society members also get the opportunity of visiting the UCL Geology department to meet David's research team. Over the years a number of other distinguished visiting speakers have addressed the Society.

Within the Society we have a number of members with valuable expertise and experience who are very willing to share their know-how with others.

The Society also publishes a high quality annual journal (see under Publications on this website) free to members.

If you are interested in joining HDGS, just come along to a couple of meetings and find out more before committing. Membership fees are modest at £15 for an individual and £20 for a family.